Jewelry Resin - The Bad Sample

This little bezel should have been thrown away.  
Instead, I continue to try and save it.
It began with this sheet of faux rhinestone.  I was not 100% sure what it was made of so I decided to do a small test.  If it was plastic I knew it would dissolve in resin...but thought I would give it a try anyway. 
The sample looked pretty good in the planning stage.
But.  And it might just be me.  
Resin really didn't look good poured over the plastic. 
It did dissolve a good portion of the faux rhinestone shapes and what was left didn't look that interesting.  When I add crystals to resin I make sure they are glass.   
Some days you just need to experiment though.
 So I gathered up some gel pens, made a few dots and markings and did one last glaze of Jewelry Resin over the top and this is what I ended up with.
A sample for my bad sample resin board.
A good sample of resin over glass is here.